A family of four was looking for a property with a large area to accommodate in Praia do Engenho, on the north coast of São Paulo. With 500 m²this house received the office project Realize Architecture and many spaces for residents to receive friends.
The ground floor comprises a dining room, be, home theater and toilet, in addition to the kitchen and service area. The leisure area has a barbecue, swimming pool and sauna. The first floor comprises four suites, two of which are for guests, and the second is a master suite with an open terrace.
The family asked for the former third-floor TV room to be turned into a standard hotel suite. And the living room and the balcony were integrated to expand the environments.
In woodworking, the office prioritized the use of natural wood to better withstand the coastal climate. Slatted cabinets ensure good ventilation and charm for the look.
To give the house more personality, each room was given a different color – be it blue, green, yellow, pink and white. This feature makes the rooms more cheerful, colorful and harmonious with each other.
The wainscoting in each of the suites makes them even more differentiated and also serves as headboards.
The wooden panel, positioned in the living room, serves to disguise the power and automation framework, accommodate a bar with wine cellar and brewery and camouflage the kitchen door. Its multifunctionality extends throughout the space.
This same joinery is also present in the circulation of the second floor, with the same purpose to hide another energy frame.
The interior style follows a contemporary and typical coastal decor. The outdoor furniture, hollow cabinets, wainscoting, the nautical rope sofa and other decorative objects – such as paddles, vintage surfboards, among others – are beachy elements that were added to the environments.
However, it is the wall decorations and lamps made of natural materials that really attract attention, as well as the photographs that show the travel landscapes taken by the residents.
In the master suite, a view of the Atlantic Forest that can be enjoyed from the bed. Another success of the project is the green wall designed and executed by the client himself and the porcelain tile that refers to the sidewalks of Rio.
As this is a property located in a hot and humid place, to help with thermal comfort, the house has cross ventilation on all floors; on the ground floor, a palm straw lining was used to soften the incidence of sunlight on the glass pergola; and to add even more charm, ceiling fans that match the beachy air have been installed.
Rainwater harvesting cisterns for backyard washing is a sustainable office solution that was applied in this house.
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